I remember when I first started reading this forum thinking why do all these guys use $7000 dollar mowers and how is it they can get paid more than me In Calif where everything is more expensive and how is it that they aren't overrun with Mexi's. Then I saw the size of the lots you guys do, they would put 4 house's on those here. The high cost of equipment would go a long way of keeping the competition down. Here the avg size yard is 1000 sq ft. Everyone and their brother is driving around with lawnmowers in the back of their trucks. The pictures of your guys outfits are quite impressive and I am amazed that you young guys can afford that kind of toolage.